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Wayne 'Joe' Center

March 4, 1941 — June 28, 2022

Funeral Service for Wayne “Joe” Center, 81, of Hominy, Oklahoma will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Hanson Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

He was born on March 4, 1941 in Tommy Town, Oklahoma to Mary (Asbill) Center and Mace Center and passed away on June 28, 2022 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was married to Fannie “Sudie” Center on January 16, 1960 in Bunch, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2022. Joe was a meat butcher and loved gardening, carpentry and flowers. Joe never met a stranger and was an amazing storyteller. His greatest accomplishment was his family and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors are:

daughter, Andrea Center of Sallisaw, OK;

4 grandchildren, Heather Gray, Raechel Campbell, Luke Campbell and Hannah Hobson;

18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren;

1 sister, Shirley Fivekiller of Sallisaw, OK;

and several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Teresa Lynn Caldwell; one grandson, Ric Wilson; one great-grandson, Mathew Gray; four sisters, Mae Jean, Elloise, Reba and Phyllis; and his brother, Marlin.

Active Pallbearers will be Zakk Wilson, Myirawn Sterling, Dylan Campbell and Luke Campbell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy J. Latta, Mike Tate, J.R. Jordan, John Hartman, Rex Hobson, Gary Cantrell and Donnie Hardbarger.

Viewing will be 10 AM – 8 PM Tuesday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK.

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